Baton Rouge’s Archie Williams set to compete in ‘America’s Got Talent’ finals, airing tonight on NBC

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Archie Williams, the Baton Rouge man who served nearly 40 years wrongfully incarcerated in Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary, is set to compete as 1 of 10 finalists in the finals round of ‘America’s Got Talent’.

Williams was wrongfully convicted of rape and attempted murder in 1983 and sentenced to life in prison at Angola State Penitentiary; once known as the bloodiest prison in America. 36 years later, DNA evidence proved Williams’ innocence and his conviction was exonerated.

You can vote and watch Archie, Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. on NBC Local33. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 23.

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